Quotes of Detail

“ We think in generalities, but we live in detail. ”

- Alfred North Whitehead

“ Details often kill initiative, but there have been few successful men who weren't good at details. Don't ignore details. Lick them. ”

- William B. Given Jr.

“ In a major matter no details are small. ”

- Paul De Gondi

“ Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. ”

- Heraclitus

“ One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite — that particular peach is but a detail. ”

- Pablo Picasso

“ The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events. ”

- Edward Gibbon

“ After all, it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life. ”

- Evelyn Underhill

“ Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind. ”

- Francois de Salignac Fenelon

“ Pedantry is the showy display of knowledge which crams our heads with learned lumber and then takes out our brains to make room for it. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Measure three times before you cut once. ”

- Unknown

“ Measure three times before you cut once. ”

- Unknown

“ The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them. ”

- Jean de La Fontaine

“ Many blunder in business through inability or an unwillingness to adopt new ideas. I have seen many a success turn to failure also, because the thought which should be trained on big things is cluttered up with the burdensome detail of little things. ”

- Philip Delaney

“ Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details. ”

- William Feather

“ Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't. ”

- Unknown

“ To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ Imagination helps bring out the realism of every detail and only sees the beauties of the work. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative. ”

- W. S. Gilbert

“ One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ God is in the details. ”

- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“ People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail. ”

- Richard Russo

“ Words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. ”

- George Orwell

“ Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It's the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors. ”

- Rhys Alexander

“ I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Begin to imagine what the desirable outcome would be like. Go over these mental pictures and delineate details and refinements. Play them over and over to yourself. ”

- Maxwell Maltz

“ Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details. ”

- Andy Warhol

“ Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. ”

- Jorge Luis Borges

“ It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. ”

- John Wooden

“ It's the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class. ”

- Willard J. Marriott
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